Posted on Jan 25, 2021 |Multimedia

Previously recorded: Thursday, December 10, 2020 

“A coverage dispute” is a wide net that broadly captures an array of issues encountered in the context of first-party claims, third-party claims and inter-insurer disputes – each of which, in turn, has various subsets, depending on the parties, policies, facts and damages in question. 

Richard P. Byrne, Esq. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) with name written under

Join NAM award-winning neutral, Richard Byrne, Esq. to learn about the unique issues attendant to confronting and addressing insurance coverage disputes – with particular attention paid to the practical benefits of resolving these disputes via Mediation. 

This webcast covers:

  • Why Mediation is an advantageous means of resolving coverage disputes.
  • The scenarios in which coverage issues may arise.
  • The best methods to employ in working to resolve an insurance coverage dispute at Mediation.
  • The impact/role of underlying litigation.
  • Strategy and approach.
  • How to avoid last minute surprises and overcoming impasse.

About NAM's Presenter

Richard P. Byrne, Esq., has mediated issues in a wide variety of specialty areas, including commercial matters, employment discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, construction litigation, complex personal injury and property damage claims, together with insurance, reinsurance and risk transfer matters. Mr. Byrne has earned the distinction of being voted a Top 3 Mediator in the United States for the sixth straight year in the 2020 National Law Journal Best of Survey.  Further, for the past six years, he was ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the New York Law Journal Best of Survey.  He was also voted a Top 3 Mediator by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 Neutrals nationwide.  He has been awarded an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based on its peer review process.

Mr. Byrne is available to arbitrate and meditate cases nationwide.